Drug Testing?

Fri, 09/22/2006 - 09:55 -- admin
Yes, all federations
37% (177 votes)
No, it's my body
12% (58 votes)
No, it's impossible to police
7% (33 votes)
Let each fed make that choice
44% (212 votes)
Total votes: 480

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It evens the playing field. Ross Mitchem NASA Federation

Submitted by ny6051 on
[quote=JIMMY PETERSON]YOU WILL LOSE 90% OF THE LIFTERS IF YOU TEST![/quote] Good!!!!!...then maybe the competitions would be fair....and honest!! :)

Submitted by admin on
Then maybe testing has no place in powerlifting. According to you, it plays almost as important a role as the bench press.

Submitted by jake on
should be up to the federations that way you know if your lifting against someone who is tested or not

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Testing proceedures vary, none of the tested meets are consistant with each other on proceedures, type of testing, security of test materials,"chain of custody" of samples or the labs that are used. Lab proceedures vary. Some labs are inconsistant and or unreliable. Testing is expensive. Many over the counter meds. natural supplements and natural remedies can cause false positives and or mask results.Some organisations claim to test and don't. Some collect your money and your samples but don't send the samples to the lab but keep the cash you paid for testing. If any one is still naive about it I'll enlighten you about pro sports, every pro athlete in every pro sport is or has used something. The ones that get "exposed" are the victims of the hypocracy of the IOC, team owners, the media and polititians trying to hide their own dirt behind a "scandle"and at the same time appear to be virtuous. A man can go to war and die for a political lie but cannot choose to improve his athletic performance. I don't think teens should use sports enhanceing meds.,but an adult should have the right to put into their body whatever he or she chooses.Any thing can be abused but most things can be used safely. Do some research. Not in the news paper, real research know what you are taking and what it does, what interactions it has. There is a lot of info around but the "general public" listens to media hype. Some of the most dangerous drug are over the counter. You don't know the damage they do until it's already done. I can tell you from personal expeience that advil is the worst thing you can put in your body and it is legal yet practically useless against pain but destroys you kidneys. People talk about leveling the playing field. It will never be level. There is always going to be someone better. There is always going to be a new trick, a new supplement, new drug or technique. How level do you want to make it? OK there is no first place or last place everyone is the winner. Now what? Where now is the incentive to excell. Every one wants to win but not everyone can. They should go find what they are good at and do it and stop crying.

Submitted by phreak on
It should be everyone's personal choice. As long as you don't go against the rules of the fed you compete in: do what you want to do.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
RE: "Testing Procedures Vary, from (anonymous)" THIS COMMENT IS 1000% Correct. Ive been involved in powerlifting and bodybuilding since 1976. Ive known many "1st placers" who used "the juice" - All of them (with no exceptions) TRAINED THEIR ASSES OFF. And they knew what to eat, and took massive amounts of vitamins and other "food-supplements". In contrast I knew many "gym-rats" who also took "the juice" (and in massive dosages) ...and never acheived a DAMN THING. It takes more than steroids to make a winner. If that was the only requirement - then every moron who has taken them would be a world champion. Keep dreaming. steroids will only magnify what work you do, and what nutritional intake you follow.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It is a personal choice...why would anyone think it is wrong to have none tested feds...there are plenty of tested feds if thats what you choose for yourself, but there is no reason to restrict other athletes if they choose to enhance their abilities using any avalible options...if you think it's just wrong as a moral issue then get over yourself...don't judge.

Submitted by phreak on
^^^ what he said. I support the right of lifters to choose to sign away all their privacy to be tested OOC. I also support the right of lifters who choose to enhance their physical abilities any way they see fit.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
People are going to do what they do regardless. Let the Federation decide. Non-drug users are the elite, the rest can do what they have to do, but don't mix the two.

Submitted by PAUL DESIMONE on
MOST POWERLIFTING DRUGS ARE IN THE SYSTEM FOR A 24 HOUR PERIOD TESTING BY BLOOD OR URINE CAN EASILY BE AVOIDED. LIE DETECTOR TEST IS GOOD BUT NOT FOOL PROOF IN ALL HONESTY HOW DO YOU GET AROUND IT .. MAKE THE LIFTS THEM SELF MORE STRICT. GET RID OF THE ARCH, STOP GUYS FROM LIFTING THERE ASS OF THE BENCH , QUIT THE HALF SQUATS, IVE SEEN SO MANY CONTESTS WITH TERRIBLE RESULTS WATCH ANY OLD POWERLIFTING MAGAZINE VIDEO AND YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN .. IF YOU CAN WEAR SOMETHING THAT MAKES YOU LIFT MORE WEIGHT THAT IN IT SELF IS CHEATING SO IF YOU CAN TAKE SOMETHING THAT WILL DO THE SAME THING ISNT IT VERY SIMILAR. ITS A TOUGH QUESTION THAT I DO NOT HAVE AN ANSWER TOO I GUESS ITS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL

Submitted by BombsquadCharley on
this sport will never be taken seriously by the world population until the sport is united. It will never gain the respect that many other sports enjoy thoughout the world until we come together and unify. Testing has to be in place. It has to be fair/consistant/and "done". I know some don't care if we become an olympic sport or not but it should head that way in order for the elite lifters of the sport to get the accolades they deserve. Just my opinion.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think as long as they can accurately test, NASA and the USAPL do a nice job of this, then the users can play where they want and the non-users can play where they want. I do think it's a joke to kick someone out of a fed for only two years on a first offense. They just keep using, get stronger...and come back to the tested fed stronger than when they left. One offense should be a lifetime ban. No exceptions.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
On one hand, there should be alternatives for lifters who prefer to compete against other lifters who are suject to testing. On the other hand, powerlifting and steroids have been closely associated from the get-go. That's not changing anytime soon. So, give the big boys a fed where they can do it their way. Across the board bans of these matters of personal choice only lead to dishonest conduct and a charade of comliance.

Submitted by hammer (not verified) on
[quote=jon][/quote] a lot of the lifters in the IPF are on drugs but are beating the system